Eric Bernard

Group CEO

Eric Bernard joined WS Audiology in June 2019 from Essilor International where he spent 25 years in key leadership positions based in Asia-Pacific and the US. He is a graduate of ESSEC Business school and holds a master in Applied Mathematics.


Søren Westh Lonning

Group CFO

Held positions as Group CFO at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S and worked in a private equity company and with McKinsey. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting.

Maarten Barmentlo

Chief Marketing Officer

Held positions as SVP Marketing at Sivantos, CEO at Euro-Diesel, and Group VP Marketing at Sonova. He holds a PhD in Physics.

Carsten Buhl

President Region EMEA, Latin America & Canada

Held positions as President and CEO at Otometrics and as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Ambu A/S. He holds a Master of Law from Copenhagen University as well as an E*MBA.

Roberto Di Fiore

Chief Operations Officer / President Region APAC

Held positions as SVP Operations at Sivantos, Group Operations VP and CEO of Chinese JV at Elica. He holds a master’s degree in both Electrical Engineering and Executive Business Development.

Thomas Hies

Chief Quality & Reg. Officer

Held positions as SVP Quality at Sivantos, and MD for HydroVision Asia. He holds a PhD in interdisciplinary Research Pediatric-Audiology and Electrical Engineering.  

Nicolai Jensen

Chief HR Officer

Held positions as SVP HR at Sivantos, VP HR for Carlsberg Group, and Head of HR and Sales OPS Asia Pacific at GN Store Nord. He holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management.  

Daniel Liberman

President Region US

Held positions as Chief Commercial Officer at Essilor of America and led nationwide retail and wholesale organizations at Samsung Mobile and RadioShack. He holds a law degree.

Roman Lychman

Chief IT Officer

Held positions as VP IT at Sivantos and VP Global IT Operations at Panalpina. He holds an MBA and a MSc in Mathematics

Stefan Menzl

Chief R&D Officer

Held positions as SVP R&D for Sivantos, and Consultant, Partner and President for BSG Management Consulting, St. Gallen. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering.

Jan-Peter Rekling

Chief Integration Officer

Held positions as Senior Vice President, Global Retail at Widex, and VP International Sales at GN Resound. He holds an MBA from European School for Management (EAP) in Paris.

Dawn Seah

Chief Legal Officer

Held positions as General Counsel for Siemens and Legal Director APAC for Wyndham Worldwide. She holds a degree in law.  

Two pioneers joining forces with one clear ambition: to expand access to hearing aids and care to serve the millions of people with hearing needs across the world. This merger gives WS Audiology the scale and innovation capabilities to deliver on this goal.Eric Bernard, Group CEO
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